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William R. Maples Collection

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William R. Maples Personal and Research Papers

Maples Investigations/Cases

35mm Slides

Audio/Visual Materials

Non-human Primate Skeletons



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William R. Maples Collection, 1960-1997 | Florida Gulf Coast University Special Collections

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Collection Overview

Title: William R. Maples Collection, 1960-1997Add to your cart.

Primary Creator: Maples, William R. (William Ross) (1937-1997)

Extent: 21.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Organized in four series: Series 1, William R. Maples Personal and Research Papers, ca. 1953-1999; Series 2, Maples Investigation/Cases, 1978-1996; Series 3, 35mm Slides, 1960-1997; Series 4, Audio-Visual Materials, ca. 1990-1997. Series 5, Non-human Primate Skeletons.

Date Acquired: 08/00/2006

Languages: English, Russian, Spanish;Castilian

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Consists of personal papers, correspondence, dissertation and field notes, documents regarding Maples' academic career and his forensic investigations/cases, photographs, publications, and administrative records documenting Maples' career as a world-renown forensic anthropologist between 1960 and 1997.  A digital version of the collection is available on FGCU's Digital Library.

Administrative Information

Repository: Florida Gulf Coast University Special Collections

Acquisition Source: Maples Gilliland, Margaret

Acquisition Method: Gift/Donation

Appraisal Information:

Evaluation of the 7120 articles, constituting the William R. Maples Collection, donated to the Florida Gulf Coast University was conducted by William M. Goza in December 2006.  A formal appraisal of materials was submitted the Florida Gulf Coast University Library.

Assessment of the primate materials, consisting of 2 skulls and 11 skeletons, was conducted by Maxilla & Mandible, LTD in May 2006.  A formal appraisal of materials was submitted the Florida Gulf Coast University Library.


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Browse by Series:

[Series 1: William R. Maples Personal and Research Papers, ca. 1953-1999],
[Series 2: Maples Investigations/Cases, 1978-1996],
[Series 3: 35mm Slides, 1960-1997],
[Series 4: Audio/Visual Materials, 1990-1997],
[Series 5: Non-human Primate Skeletons],
[All]

Series 2: Maples Investigations/Cases, 1978-1996Add to your cart.
Series consists of four sub-series arranged in chronological order.
Sub-Series 1: Francisco Pizarro Case, 1978-1988Add to your cart.
Consists of Maples' correspondence regarding Francisco Pizarro case.  Also includes research documents, including but not limited to: articles by other authors, reports regarding examination of skull and skeletal remains, and hand written notes.  Also includes press, publications, and conference presentations as well as administration and expenses.  Also includes photographs of skull and skeletal remains as well as images of skull reconstruction.  The first part of this subseries, correspondence, is arranged alphabetically, followed by research documents, which are arranged alphabetically by subject. The third part of the subseries, press and publication, is organized chronologically, as are the administration and expenses. The last part of the subseries consists of photographs and is arranged alphabetically by subject.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Benfer, RobertAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence (MISC)Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Gattliff, BettyAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Goza, WilliamAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Ludena, HugoAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Manuscript CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: National Geographic MagazineAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Weiss, PedroAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: 1978 Francisco Pizarro Project: Brief Preliminary DescriptionAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: "Boletin de Lima"Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Maples Notes on PizarroAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Maples Report 1979: Paloma, Peru (12b-VII-613)Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Maples ResearchAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Maples Research & NotesAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Trujilla, SpainAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Weiss, Pedro ArticlesAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Xavier de Salas FoundationAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: University of Florida "Today" 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Press Clippings 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 20: "Death of a Conqueror" Exhibition 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Conference (Gainesville, FL) 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Conference (Lima, Peru) 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Conference (Trujilla, Spain) 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Conference (Kiel, Germany) 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 25: "The Death and Mortal Remains of Francisco Pizarro" ManuscriptAdd to your cart.
Folder 26: 1984 Administration & ExpensesAdd to your cart.
Folder 27: Lima, Peru (April 1984) ExpensesAdd to your cart.
Folder 28: Lima, Peru (July 1984) ExpensesAdd to your cart.
Folder 29: UF Conference (September 1984) Administration & ExpensesAdd to your cart.
Folder 30: 1985 ExpensesAdd to your cart.
Folder 31: 1988 ExpensesAdd to your cart.
Folder 32: Contact Sheet (subjects unknown)Add to your cart.
Folder 33: "Death  of a Conqueror" Exhibition Group PhotographAdd to your cart.
Folder 34: Gattliff Reconstruction PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Folder 35: Peru Souvenir SlidesAdd to your cart.
Folder 36: Pizarro Skull/SkeletonAdd to your cart.
Folder 37: Pizarro Skeletal DetailsAdd to your cart.
Folder 38: Skeletal Images with Maples NotationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 39: Skull/ Skeleton NegativesAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: Joseph Merrick (John: "The Elephant Man") Case, 1988-1990Add to your cart.
Consists of Maples' correspondence regarding Joseph Merrick case.  Also includes research documents, including but not limited to: articles by other authors, reports regarding examination of skull and skeletal remains, and hand written notes.  Also publication/conference presentations as well as administration and expenses.  Also includes photographs of skull and skeletal remains as well as images of skull reconstruction.  The first part of this subseries, correspondence, is arranged alphabetically, followed by research documents, which are arranged alphabetically by subject. The third part of the subseries, press and publication, is organized chronologically, as are the administration and expenses. The last part of the subseries consists of photographs and is arranged alphabetically by subject.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Cameron, James M.D.Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Cooper, J.E.Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Nunn, DavidAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Walmsley, J.W.Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Notes - ResearchAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Research - PrintAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Skull ImagesAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Travel DocumentationAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Maples:  "Joseph Merrick- The Elephant Man"Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Merrick Exhibition PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Reconstruction on Skull PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Reconstruction of Head PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Creators:
Maples, William R. (William Ross) (1937-1997)
Sub-Series 3: The Romanov Investigations, 1992-1996Add to your cart.
Consists of Maples' correspondence regarding multiple investigations involving the Romanov remains.  Includes documentation of Romanov v. Maples court case. Also includes research documents, including but not limited to: articles by other authors, reports regarding examination of skeletal remains, DNA reports and hand written notes.  Also includes publications, press clippings and conference presentations as well as administration and expenses. Sub-series also includes photographs.  The first part of this subseries, correspondence, is arranged alphabetically, followed by Romanov vs. Maples court documents arranged chronologically by year.  Research documents are arranged alphabetically by subject. The fourth part of the subseries, press and publication, is organized chronologically, as are the administration and expenses. The last part of the subseries consists of photographs and is arranged alphabetically by subject.  Oversized items are at the end of the sub-series.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Anderson, Anna (correspondence regarding)Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Alexejev, VeniaminAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Avdonin, A. V.Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Blokhin, A. B.Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Bowie, E. J. W. (Mayo Clinic)Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Beinecke Library; YaleAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Correspondence (MISC)Add to your cart.
Folder 8: DNA (correspondence regarding)Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Ginther, CharlesAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Grabbe, PaulAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Grillo, MarkAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Hinkes, MadelineAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Institute of History and Archaeology (Ekaterinburg, Russia)Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Kays, JoeAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Kendrick, John M. L.Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Kulikovsky-Romanov, OglaAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Levine, LowellAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Lombardi, JohnAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Lloyd-Lavey, W.Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Massie, RobertAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: McCre, BingAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Melamud, Alexander (Russian translations)Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Merlano, EduardoAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: NOVAAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: Production CompaniesAdd to your cart.
Folder 26: Remy, Maurice PhillipAdd to your cart.
Folder 27: Romanov, SandraAdd to your cart.
Folder 28: Russian Expert CommissionAdd to your cart.
Folder 29: Sarandinaki, PeterAdd to your cart.
Folder 30: SenatorsAdd to your cart.
Folder 31: Soloviov, V. N.Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Ubelaker, DouglasAdd to your cart.
Folder 33: World Book PublishingAdd to your cart.
Folder 34: Claims 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Claims 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Claims 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Claims 1996-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Romanov v. Maples 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Romanov v. Maples 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Romanov v. Maples 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Romanov v. Maples 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 42: Abramov, S. S.Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Archaeology and Identification of Anastasia/Alexi Remains 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 44: DecreeAdd to your cart.
Folder 45: DNA RomanovAdd to your cart.
Folder 46: Grand Duke Vladimir Romanov Autopsy 4/24/1992Add to your cart.
Folder 47: Maples' Investigative Research and NotesAdd to your cart.
Folder 48: Report: July 1992 Examination of Skeletal RemainsAdd to your cart.
Folder 49: Russia April 1992: Research, Documentation, NotesAdd to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Russia July 1992: Research and DocumentsAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: "Tsarevich" by Lloyd-Lavery Ph.D.Add to your cart.
Folder 3: "Tsarevich" by Lloyd-Lavery Ph.D. ImagesAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: AAFS conference 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Avdonin Paper - AAFS (Boston) 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 6: BC Woman 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Dewitt, Mary Therese ThesisAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Newsweek 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Press Clippings 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Press Clippings 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Press Clippings 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Press Clippings 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Press Clippings 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Time 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 15: University of Florida Press - Book on the RomanovsAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Vanity Fair 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Russia 1992 (VISA-Administration)Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Avdonin Trip (February 1993) Admin. & ExpensesAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Russia (April 1993) Admin. & ExpensesAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: NOVA (1993) Admin. & ExpensesAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Russia (July 1993) Admin. & ExpensesAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Russia (May 1998) Anastasia TripAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: Maples Examining Bone PhotographAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: Maples + Three Gentlemen PhotographAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: Romanov Family PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Folder 26: Russia (July 1993) PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Box 10Add to your cart.
Item 1: Report on the Romanov Remains from the Russian Academy of Sciences (1993)Add to your cart.
Report in Cyrillic. Cover page translated by Alexander Sakharuk Ph.D. on April 11, 2012.
Item 2: Romanov Eagle Breast ApplicationAdd to your cart.
Item 3: Poster: Maples' presentation "Scientific Investigation of the Death of Russian's Last Czar"Add to your cart.
Map Case 3Add to your cart.
Drawer 1Add to your cart.
Item 1: Russian Map of Ekatinburg (quantity 3)Add to your cart.
Cryillic Alphabet
Sub-Series 4: Della Maga Investigation, 1995Add to your cart.
Consists of Maples' correspondence regarding the Della Maga Investigation.  Also includes research documents, including testimony, reports, and recommedations.  Also press and publications as well as administration and expenses.  The first part of this subseries, correspondence, is arranged alphabetically, followed by documents, which are arranged alphabetically by subject. The third part of the subseries, press and publication, is organized alphabetically by type, as are the administration and expenses.
Box 9Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Cheng, Chao TzeeAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Wecht, CybilAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Flor Contemplacion: The Facts of the CaseAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Formal Report and RecommendationAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Report: Della Maga CaseAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Testimony of Dr. Alberto Reyes and Dr. Maximo ReyesAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Press ClippingsAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Press ReleasesAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Press StatementsAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Administration & ExpensesAdd to your cart.
Item 11: Ministry of Foreign Affairs folderAdd to your cart.
Item 12: Roll of FilmAdd to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: William R. Maples Personal and Research Papers, ca. 1953-1999],
[Series 2: Maples Investigations/Cases, 1978-1996],
[Series 3: 35mm Slides, 1960-1997],
[Series 4: Audio/Visual Materials, 1990-1997],
[Series 5: Non-human Primate Skeletons],
[All]


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